Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Wild Beasts ציים
(1,174 words)

I. Name

ṣiyyîm, sg. ṣî (< צִיִּי*), is a plural derivative from the feminine noun ṣiyyâ, which appears as an adjective to ʾereṣ ‘land’ with the meaning ‘dry’ and as a noun with the meaning ‘dry land’ (cf. ṣāyônIsa. 25.5; Isa. 32.2). The word is certainly attested only in Isa. 13.21; Isa. 34.14; and Jer. 50.39; it is possibly to be found in Pss. 72.9; Pss. 74.14 (for its reflection in the ancient versions see Müller 1989:990). In understanding the occurrence of ṣiyyîm in Isa. 23.13 its homonyms ṣiyyîm I …

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B. Janowski, “Wild Beasts ציים”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Wildbeasts>

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